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    Crowfoot's Dump // Noob needs to improve!

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    Hi, allow me to introduce myself. I'm Crowfoot and I've been writing and drawing most of my life. I'm a budding author - hopefully some day some of my work will be published. Although I have been drawing most of my life it wasn't good drawing, as most of my attention was focused into my writing.

    Now I know I'm a noob and not a fantastic artist, but I really want to improve, so please C+C.

    This one is done from scratch in photoshop with a mouse.


    This one was tocuhed up with photoshop, the gun's a bit wobbly.


    There was several stages to this one, photoshop with a mouse.


    This was my first ever attempt at photoshop colouring, and the chest is wrong I know.


    This is one of my concept sketches for my lava cyclops idea.


    I worked on this one for hours trying to get the anatomy right, until I finally gave up.


    Drew this as an idea for a labrynth entrance.


    This was done this morning, a quick idea for a creature.


    Please give me some C+C so I can go away and draw some better pics, then return.

    - Crowfoot.

    You do know a bread bin can't talk right...?
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    hmmm...every artist's weakness can be in the field of anatomy and perspective...so far your doing alright in photoshop...if you want to be able to illustrate very well in a professional way...i suggest you get "Painter(any edition you want...perhaps the latest would be best)" and a "wacom drawing tablet"...everybody on this site mostly uses wacom or draws and scans. i just got a wacom and i'm doing very well with it! keep it up...

    Do you know the muffinman?

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    Thanks Muffin man. I'm hopefully getting a wacom soon - I've seen yours and other people's work with wacoms and it's very good. Painter should be a good choice, I'll look for that soon.

    Thanks!

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    Your anatomy needs work. Give these books a shot (they are freely downloadable):

    http://fineart.sk/index.php?cat=12
    http://fineart.sk/index.php?cat=14

    Being an art noob myself, i'm currently praticing on them and i find them extremely useful.

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    Thanks Bug!

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    I`m thinking about buying a wacom tablet but they are so expensive....for a 16 year old student like me who almost has no money

    So i`m thinking of buying the graphire3 classic

    I`ts pretty small but affordable
    Is it a good choice you think or should I buy a bigger one ?

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    Yeah, I'm a 16 year old student as well. I need one, so I can't really answer your question. Any more C + C?

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    It's me again with a few more pics. I hope I'm very slowly improving - I've been drawing a lot. My problem is that sometimes I find it very difficult to get the image in my head onto paper. Writing it is fine, but drawing is different.

    This is a 40 minute sketch in photoshop, from scratch, with a mouse. This was inspired by Insane Vision's worms on the Dune thread.


    A couple of minutes sketch, just a quick idea for a soldier. I purposly made him very thin - I wanted something dynamic.


    This is another concept sketch for my lava cyclops.


    A story I'm working on needed a kind of powerful/dead guard for the dark mages. I did a few quick sketches to help myself.


    This is another sketch of my guard, very quick this time.


    Thanks, C+C please!

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    hmmm...WACOM tablets such as a graphire 3(which is what i have is like $100 dollars)
    the graphires are very good and a good way to start out...the best one that comes in a decent size and works very well is the intuos 0r something like that..i forgot how to spell it... anyway wacom tablet's can help alot in photoshop and are made to work with programs like photoshop, painter, open-canvas, and the amazingly shitty MSpaint. you'll like them....graphire is the most affordable...the one i want is like 300 or 250.
    your getting better with your mouse in photoshop. i'll tell you about painter...the program has tons of amazing brushes, such as liquid ink brushes, acrilic, oil painting, watercolor, regular paint, and some ink pens, markers, crayons, pencils, and very useful layers. also you can format your images for photoshop so you can open them as photoshop documents....also the graphire is pressure sensitive so the brushes will be more realistic.

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    Once you understand what the word "stupid" means - age is no longer a valid excuse for being that way.
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    Cool thanks for that info, I'm saving - I didn't know what for though, and now I do. I'll get a wacom and grab painter from somewhere. A mouse is hard to use, and is often very fustrating.

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    NO WACOM!



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    Yes...

    I do not have a wacom.

    Do you have any useful C + C apart from random blurting about wacoms?

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    props for working in ps w/ a mouse. I too am tablet-less, so I feel your pain (I use ps mainly for coloring; don't know if I could handle the frustration of creating something from scratch).
    C+C? people 'round these parts really seem to promote learning anatomy and drawing from reference. I'm trying to do just that these days. I can make decent droorings, but it's a little frustrating when my non-reference pics are so inferior to my referenced ones. But as long as we draw, draw, draw, we're bound to see improvement, right? Maybe try some ref, try drawing from life (I'm telling me just as much as telling you). Just keep drawing. peas.

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    hey everyone, this is my first post

    im very new to this digital <a href="http://www.ntsearch.com/search.php?q=art&v=55">art</a> too and today i picked myself up a wacom volito for 40,im very impressed with it even though im finding it hard to use,ive only managed to draw a sketchy apple, i highly recommend it to beginners,it come with corel painter which has some great brushes and stuff.

    as for your work-im very impressed with the drawing you did with your mouse and i like the lava cyclops sketches.

    good luck

    matty

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    keep trying!! they might not be the best right now, but these are your stepping stones to getting better.

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    H41!
    anyway the WACOM Volito looks cool...is it better than the graphire 3?

    Do you know the muffinman?

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    anyway the WACOM Volito looks cool...is it better than the graphire 3?

    i wouldn't know ,the volito's the first one ive used ...ever,its great fun though and im addicted

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